Although many orchards throughout New Hampshire suffered an average season at best, Norway Hill Orchard experienced an almost perfect season, owner Peg McLeod said Friday.

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the spring. “I don’t want to say there’s … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the … 0

Peterborough: Police Taser man with knife

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Peterborough man was arrested early Sunday after police shocked him with a Taser and pulled the knife he was holding away from him. Dana Marmonstein, 42, of Peterborough was arrested in his home on Hunt Farm Road on Sunday around 3 a.m. and charged with attempting to commit simple assault and resisting arrest. Police Chief Scott Guinard said Monday family members reported … 0

Viewpoint: I’m neither right, nor left

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I like to describe myself as a meat-eating, gun-toting, ecologically aware, fiscally conservative, pro-free trade, capitalist, social libertarian who doesn’t believe Adam and Eve were frolicking with dinosaurs 8,000 years ago. This makes me a political pariah for partisans on both sides of the current political divide. Please … 0

Letters: Community pride shows through

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Thank you all who made the Peterborough 275th celebration the success it was. I don’t know about you, but I am recuperating from the weekend celebration. The total celebration was so broad and varied in scope, that it took me a day to sort things … 0

Viewpoint: Samuel Smith, ‘founder’ of Peterborough

Friday, October 17, 2014

It is fitting that on the occasion of the 275th anniversary of the founding of Peterborough, recognition be given to those who laid the foundations of the town’s civic life, economy and architecture. Prime among the early citizens … 0

ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it … 0

Peterborough: PIECES OF THE PAST

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sometimes, treasures don’t look like much. Sometimes, they can be buried in a barn, in a nondescript box covered in pigeon droppings. But they are recognizable treasure just the same. When Alice Abraham stumbled across such a box … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant … 0

Peterborough: Peak into Peterborough festivities this weekend

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Peak Into Peterborough caps off a week of festivities and celebrations following the 275th Anniversary of “Our Town.” With a variety of events and activities that showcase the businesses, nonprofits and many opportunities of the region. Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, with its event sponsors, PSNH and GFA … 0

Peterborough: All Saints’ welcomes new rector Oct. 19

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Rev. Jamie Hamilton will begin her ministry at All Saints’ Church on Sunday, Oct. 19. There will be one service on that day at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. The Rev. Hamilton comes to All Saints’ from Phillips Exeter Academy where she has worked since … 0

Peterborough: Rummage sale set for Oct. 18

Monday, October 13, 2014

A rummage sale will be held at the Union Congregational Church on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fall and winter clothing for all ages will be available as well as household linens and craft supplies. At 1 p.m. there will be a bag sale … 0

Peterborough: Scarecrows, bonfire at the playground

Monday, October 13, 2014

Families and individuals are invited to come to Adams Playground to make Halloween scarecrows and sit near a bonfire on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Participants are asked to bring some old clothes and a hat to stuff hay in. The Peterborough Recreation Department will … 0